Energy and Mines

Case Studies

On a regular basis, we commission Elizabeth Judd, a Washington-based financial and technical journalist, to produce case studies on new and innovative uses of renewables within mining operations. The case studies are based on interviews with the experts involved. For case study suggestions contact andrew.slavin@energyandmines.com

Solar Power for Chilean Mines: Insight from RIJN Capital Chile

  Solar Power for Chilean Mines: Insight from RIJN Capital Chile

RIJN Capital Chile has had success with mining clients in Chile and understand the drivers and challenges of developing power

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10 Renewable Case Studies from Chilean Mines

  10 Renewable Case Studies from Chilean Mines

Providing insight and cross-technology detail including wind, solar PV, CSP, hydroelectric and biodiesel for both grid tied and remote mine

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Cleaner Energy at Stable Prices: The Value Proposition of Solar for Mines

  Cleaner Energy at Stable Prices: The Value Proposition of Solar for Mines

In this interview Michelle Chislett, SunEdison Canada’s VP and Country Manager, outlines how the market for solar projects for the

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Intelligent Financing and Customized Hybrids – RES on Energy Solutions for Mines

  Intelligent Financing and Customized Hybrids – RES on Energy Solutions for Mines

Douglas McAlpine, in charge of microgrids at Renewable Energy Systems (RES), discusses the outlook for hybrid renewable energy solutions over the coming years. McAlpine

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“We’ve never had a mine ask for 100% renewables. What they want is lower cost energy.” CSP-PV Hybrid to provide baseload generation for chilean mine – download interview

  “We’ve never had a mine ask for 100% renewables.  What they want is lower cost energy.” CSP-PV Hybrid to provide baseload generation for chilean mine – download interview

California-based Solarreserve is currently negotiating with a mining company operating in Northern Chile to supply a CSP-PV Hybrid solution.  In

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Positioning Renewables to Meet the Mining Industry’s Energy Needs

  Positioning Renewables to Meet the Mining Industry’s Energy Needs

It’s increasingly clear that mining and renewable energy are two great businesses that belong together — and yet figuring out

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Thought-Leader Interview: Sincerity and patience required for renewables in mining to succeed

  Thought-Leader Interview: Sincerity and patience required for renewables in mining to succeed

Rob Lydan, Director, Solar and Wind, at Hatch, sees the mining industry finally starting to grasp the attractive business case

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Caterpillar broadens energy services to include renewables

  Caterpillar broadens energy services to include renewables

Rick Rathe, Caterpillar’s Global Rental Power Manager, sees the rapid decline in the price of renewables as a primary driver

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Goldcorp Explores Renewables as Part of Energy Strategy: Interview with Corporate Energy Manager Flyn McCarthy

  Goldcorp Explores Renewables as Part of Energy Strategy: Interview with Corporate Energy Manager Flyn McCarthy

  Over the past 18 months, Goldcorp Inc., based in Vancouver, has built the organizational infrastructure to manage its energy

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Progress Report: Glencore’s Raglan Mine’s Ground-breaking Wind-Storage Project

  Progress Report: Glencore’s Raglan Mine’s Ground-breaking Wind-Storage Project

This week, Raglan’s Director of Strategy, Projects and Public Affairs, Jean-Francois Verret, provides the latest update on the mine’s innovative wind-storage

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Newmont looks for renewables partners to address energy and climate issues

  Newmont looks for renewables partners to address energy and climate issues

As a result of its recent energy and climate change report, Newmont, one of the world’s largest producers of gold,

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Exclusive CEO Interview – IAMGOLD to Invest Strongly in Renewables Projects

  Exclusive CEO Interview – IAMGOLD to Invest Strongly in Renewables Projects

“In the next three-to-five year’s I’d like to see 15% of our power generated by renewables”. In an exclusive interview

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Delivering stable power at stable prices for mines

  Delivering stable power at stable prices for mines

Stable power at stable prices. It’s what all mines are looking for, particularly if you could insert the word “affordable”

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Is concentrated solar power viable for the mining sector?

  Is concentrated solar power viable for the mining sector?

In this Q&A interview SolarReserve CEO  Kevin Smith outlines why CSP is a good fit for the mining industry and

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Why is IAMGOLD choosing PV – Q&A Interview

  Why is IAMGOLD choosing PV  – Q&A Interview

Ronald Halas, Vice President, Commercial, South America at IAMGOLD outlines the main considerations and decision-making processes undertaken when mining companies address the challenges

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African Barrick Gold Embracing Renewables

  African Barrick Gold Embracing Renewables

This is an interesting study on the energy challenges for grid-tied and remote sites. Faced with the rising costs and

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Read the case study: Powering mines with PV – world’s 1st 1MW diesel-PV hybrid

  Read the case study: Powering mines with PV – world’s 1st 1MW diesel-PV hybrid

Cronimet Power Solutions set the benchmark for renewables developer / mine operations relationships. Cronimet address and overcome the fundamental stumbling

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Investing in Groundmount PV to Power Mining Facilities: an Anglo American Case Study

  Investing in Groundmount PV to Power Mining Facilities: an Anglo American Case Study

One of the largest mining companies in the world has integrated solar PV in to its South Africa operations. This

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Gold Fields – Energy and carbon management driven from the top

  Gold Fields – Energy and carbon management driven from the top

As part of a case-study series in the run-up to the Renewables and Mining Summit, we have published an interview with

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Rio Tinto Diavik mine – wind powering diamond mine in the arctic

  Rio Tinto Diavik mine – wind powering diamond mine in the arctic

This is one of the first examples of the use of remote renewables in a Canadian mine-site. Faced with the

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